Archive for October, 2012

French Fruit Market

Posted in Uncategorized on October 18, 2012 by Mr Davy

Napoleon was famously reported to have said that England is a nation of shopkeepers.

To help practise our French functional language and newly learnt fruit vocabulary, Year 4 became shopkeepers. In pairs, the class were given a selection of fruits and ‘Euros’ to help buy and sell stock. Pairs were tasked to price their own goods and try to make successful businesses. They were able to borrow ‘money’ from the bank if their business was struggling to make money but were tasked to earn enough profit to pay off the debts accrued! As you can see from the pictures, they loved the challenge of only using French to communicate.

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Science – Pollination

Posted in Uncategorized on October 17, 2012 by Mr Davy

Further to learning about plants, nutrition and the process of seed germination, Year 4 have been learning about the amazing process of pollination.

Here are some pictures of the class playing ‘the pollination game’ where we put into practice our learning of insect pollination.

Click the link to explore ‘Pollen Park’ and test how much you remember about Pollination.  ========> http://www.hyperstaffs.info/work/biology/Handford/artifact/start.html

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Memories of an Evacuee

Posted in Uncategorized on October 14, 2012 by Mr Davy

Thank you very much to Jack’s Nan who visited Year 4 to share of her experiences during World War 2. The stories of living on a farm in the countryside were fascinating and the children loved hearing about the past.

Year 4 would love to hear from you should you have any stories or artefacts from World War II.

Forest School – Camouflage

Posted in Uncategorized on October 10, 2012 by Mr Davy

We have been learning about camouflage. Many different insects and animals use camouflage to blend in with their surroundings to avoid predators or to even become effective predators themselves. As eweapons became more and more effectives,  armies started using camouflage to disguise soldiers, vehicles and buildings. In Forest School we took on the challenge to camouflage ourselves and a ‘Tank’. We also investigated the Forest floor to find insects camouflaged amongst the undergrowth.

Here are some pictures:

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Trip to the bomb shelter!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5, 2012 by Mr Davy

Thanks so much to a member of our class and her family who invited us to see a brick built bomb shelter in their back garden. It was a fantastic trip!

Here are some pictures:

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Maths – Coordinates and compass points

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4, 2012 by Mr Davy

In Maths, we learnt how to accurately plot and read coordinates whilst also reviewing  compass points.

The class had to solve mathematical problems to identify numbers. Using these numbers, the class were able to complete their grid coordinates and use aerial maps of the school to find different locations. At these locations, the children found a letter. After finding all the letters, the children could rearrange them to find the secret word.

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